facilities

Athletic Center Renovation Updates Still Pending

While Washington University has long identified renovation of the Athletic Complex as a top priority, designs and plans are still in their early stages and no timeline has been set for the project. Since the AC building was redone in 1985, only minor renovations have taken place.

Bridge across underpass deemed structurally unstable

The iconic South 40 underpass is structurally unstable, according to a recent report released by the Federal Highway Administration. A structurally deficient bridge is not necessarily at high risk of collapsing, but does require consistent monitoring and inspections at least once a year.

| News Editor

WU announces upkeep cutbacks

Come springtime, the large supply of tulips on campus will be nipped in the bud. As a part of a plan designed to reduce the Washington University maintenance and landscaping budget by at least 5 percent, the number of tulips on campus will be cut in half. The new plan will also reduce the number of on-call maintenance employees around the Danforth Campus, thereby producing a delay in response time.

| Managing Editor

What we are thankful for

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Student Life editorial board lists what they are thankful for this holiday season.

University shuts down student mock prison camp

Members of the Washington University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty erected a mock Soviet prison camp, or gulag, in front of the Women’s Building Monday morning, but were later told by a representative from Event Services to disassemble the display.

| News Editors

Exploring new dining options on the South 40

Resident District Manager of Bon Appétit Nadeem Siddiqui led members of the Student Life staff on a tour of the new dining facilities on the South 40. Check out the features of the new eating facilities.

Wrighton, admins discuss WU finances before Edison crowd

More than 100 Washington University students, faculty and staff gathered in Edison Theatre yesterday morning to hear Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton’s “State of the University Address” on the fiscal circumstance of the University.

| Staff Reporter

Electric eyes: an electrician’s view of the VP debate

Doug Robison, who has worked as a Washington University mechanic for seven years, will take on one of the most crucial roles in the vice presidential debate: providing power for both the Debate Hall and the Media Center within the Athletic Complex.

| News Editor

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